Russell MacKay

  • Utah
  • Information updated 4 weeks ago

About Russell MacKay's service

Russell MacKay is a licensed clinical mental health counselor and an EMDR practitioner with over 19 years of experience in the field. He specializes in strengthening relationships, assisting clients through difficult life transitions, and supporting adolescents. Russell has valuable experience working with teen girls and boys in a residential setting, focusing on trauma-related disorders, attachment, self-mutilation/cutting, sexual identity, and the LGBTQ community. He holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from BYU and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the National University of Phoenix. Russell is currently pursuing a Doctorate in counselor education and supervision. His counseling style is warm and interactive, and he believes in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Russell combines Solution Focused, Person Centered, and CBT counseling with Mindfulness techniques, tailoring the dialog and treatment plan to meet each client’s unique needs. He understands that seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage, and he is here to support and empower his clients on their journey. Russell can be reached through Better Help and typically checks messages 1-2 times a day, 5 days per week. He offers messaging, live chat, and phone sessions, with limited availability in the evenings and weekends. Please

Areas of Focus and Specialization

  • Addictions
  • ADHD
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Career difficulties
  • Coaching
  • Compassion fatigue
  • Coping with life changes
  • Depression
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • LGBT
  • Parenting issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and abuse

Additional areas

Therapeutic approaches

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy

Languages Spoken

  • English

Russell MacKay is serving from:


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Years in practice

11 years

NPI number


License Details

UT LCMHC 5935490-6004

License: LCMHC


License number: 5935490-6004

Expires at 2024-09-30

License: LMSW


number: 6801110452

Expires at 2025-06-22

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